Brandon Grigsby started as the Capacity Building Associate for Housing Action Illinois in 2018 after serving at Housing Action as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader. He is responsible for supporting the Housing Action Illinois VISTA Network, particularly the Summer Associate program, as well as our HUD Intermediary and resource development initiatives. Before serving as a VISTA Leader, Brandon served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Respond Now in his hometown of Chicago Heights, IL. During his service, Brandon helped Respond Now bring housing programs to underserved areas in Southern Cook and Northern Will Counties. Brandon has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL and a master’s degree in economics from Roosevelt University in Chicago.